Since the supporting acting awards were introduced at the 9th Oscars in 1936, only 10 films have bragging rights to wins for both their leading ladies and a featured actress. “The Favourite
” could well become the 11th to do so. Olivia Colman
is locked in a tight race for Best Actress with Lady Gaga
(“A Star is Born
”) and Glenn Close
”). And two past Oscar winners — Emma Stone
(“La La Land
”) and Rachel Weisz
(“The Constant Gardener
”) — are in strong contention for Best Supporting Actress.
As with “The Favourite
,” both the first and last films to win both these Oscars were period pieces. Just two years after the academy began rewarding supporting performances, Fay Bainter
reaped nominations in both categories. While she lost her Best Actress bid for “White Banners” to her “Jezebel
” co-star Bette Davis
, she won Best Supporting Actress for playing Davis’ on-screen nemesis.
The most recent double